29 03, 2020

What Is a Bear Market and How Long Does It Last?

During this period of volatility, many are asking where the economy is headed. As the coronavirus affects the U.S. financially and socially in a way previously unseen, lawmakers are acting to boost the economy, and analysts are predicting what’s to come. We’ve officially entered a bear market, and the Federal Reserve has responded. So, what [...]

22 03, 2020

Do’s and Don’ts in a Volatile Market

If the state of the market has caused you to worry, you’re probably not alone. The coronavirus and falling oil prices have caused many to panic. In times of uncertainty, it can be easy to make knee-jerk decisions and forget about the long-term. However, consider these do’s and don’ts in a volatile market. Don’t withdraw [...]

15 03, 2020

Low Interest Rates, Market Volatility, and Your Retirement

Planning for retirement is never a "set it and forget it" activity. There are unexpected disasters, market drops, and changing laws that invariably cause retirees to reevaluate their plans of action. Recently, market volatility and the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates may have you wondering how to respond. Here's what to consider when [...]

3 03, 2020

Retirement Planning in a Volatile Market

The recent market volatility surrounding the coronavirus may have you concerned, especially if you’re approaching or already in retirement.  Feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and uneasiness are all common during any scary and volatile market.  These feelings are normal and sometimes it can be beneficial to take a step back and look at the big picture.  We can’t [...]

3 12, 2018

Strategies to Help Survive Volatile Markets

A volatile market can make anyone nervous, but it can be especially nerve-wracking for retirees and soon-to-be retirees who are concerned about protecting their nest egg for the long-term. And, one thing will always hold true: No one can predict the market’s ups and downs. This is why it’s important to create, no matter how [...]

8 07, 2016

Don’t Try Timing the Markets

Historically, the market has acted just like a child on an escalator with a yo-yo. While the yo-yo goes up and down, the market as viewed over a long period of time has continued to trend upward. It is important to focus on time in the market rather than market timing. When trying to “beat [...]

6 07, 2016

Recent Independence Creating Uncertainty in the Market

As the celebrations of our independence on the 4th of July wind down, we are still very much reminded of our interdependence with the evolving Brexit fallout. It's ironic that 240 years ago we declared our independence from Great Britain and today find ourselves very much impacted by their decision to leave the European Union. [...]